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Federal (USV)


Daniel Welsh

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 30 years on 1 July 1861 at Lowville, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 59th New York Infantry on 9 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot(s) to his right arm and back in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg then admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September 1862, but he died there on 8 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service data from the State of New York,2 which says he died of disease. Wound and hospital details from Nelson3 and the Patient List.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1831


10/08/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4337]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 26 (for 1900), pg. 643  [AotW citation 8619]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 431  [AotW citation 25353]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.443  [AotW citation 25354]